Rupert Neve Designs has announced the 5060 Centerpiece 24×2 Desktop Mixer. The Class-A 5060 promises the tonality and center section features of Neve's flagship 5088 console, combining outboard together with custom transformers, flexible monitoring and DAW transport controls.
Using DAW control technologies, the 5060 seamlessly integrates stem outputs from a DAW with other control room equipment, sums the final mix, and provides 2-track outputs, source selection, and speaker feed outputs from the monitor section.
Used in conjunction with 5059 mixers and Portico modules, the 5060 forms the core of a scalable analog system. In this arrangement, the 5059s provide individual channel control, aux routing, and expandable channel counts; the Portico modules provide preamplification, EQ and dynamics; and the 5060 unites it all.
The 5060 is said to provide a wide range of tonal flavors using its custom transformers, Class-A mix bus and variable Silk, which reduces the negative feedback on the output transformer, adding harmonic content as the texture is increased. Silk Red mode accentuates the saturation in the high-midrange and high frequencies, while Silk Blue mode features more saturation in the low and low midrange frequencies.